England - Full Moon 93 - 05/04/04
Strange Little Creature
Hot on the heels of the debut follows
CatDesigners' second album. Nick Troop has written and played everything on it so it's a one man
band so far.
The psychedelic strains of opener "Vain as I am" winks at Syd Barrett and Julian Cope. "A mind
like mine" sees Troop rocking out a bit more than usual. This one sounds like Blur in a weird mode.
"Good Thoughts" has Troop sounding like a cousin of Morrissey, wailing plaintively.
He echoes Stone Roses' John Squire on guitar. "Heaven's on your Side" is a great a song as I've
heard all year. It goes from a laid-back opening to a frantic pace. This record is more fleshed
out than the debut, but it has the same great amount of great songs.
Nick Troop should have a bright future ahead of him.
Copyright © 2004 Anna Maria Stjärnell